CBGB was founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973 on the Bowery in the East Village and is known as the birthplace of the American #punkrock movement giving groups such as Television, the Ramones, @ramones Patti Smith, and Blondie @blondieofficial their start.
Full video: https://youtu.be/0zG_QyYJlio
This iconic #club lost its lease and closed in 2006. We feature and visit the John Varvatos Store which took over the former home of CBGB in our latest YouTube video: EAST VILLAGE STREET FOOD & PUNK.
• To see the original graffiti-covered walls of CBGB which the John Varvatos @johnvarvatos shop lovingly preserved and even the newer bathroom 🚽which has a nod to its infamous graffiti past, please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel. CBGB & OMFUG
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